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Amla cleans up at CSA awards

2010-07-20 21:30

Johannesburg - Hashim Amla crowned a year of great personal achievement when he won Cricket South Africa's (CSA) premier award, the South African Cricketer of the Year, at the 2010 SA Cricket Awards Gala Dinner at the Sandton Convention Centre on Tuesday evening.

The 'Oscar' evening of South African cricket is hosted by CSA in association with Standard Bank, Castle and MTN.

Amla not only won two major cricketing awards - SA Cricketer of the Year and Test Cricketer of the Year - but was also honoured across the entire spectrum of the game's stakeholders, being honoured both by his peers and by the wider public.

He was named both SA Players' Player of the Year and CSA Fans' Cricketer of the Year. He also earned a fifth accolade with the KFC "So Good!" Award. This is awarded for an individual performance and recognized his mammoth, match-winning knock of 253 not out in the first Test against India at Nagpur.

The other major award winners in the SA Team Category were AB de Villiers who was named Standard Bank ODI Cricketer of the Year and Charl Langeveldt who was named Standard Bank International Pro20 Cricketer of the Year.

The MTN Newcomer of the Year Award went to Ryan McLaren.

A feature of the main professional domestic awards was the recognition of both experience and youth with Herschelle Gibbs being named MTN40 Cricketer of the Year, Rilee Rossouw SuperSport Series Cricketer of the Year and Colin Ingram Standard Bank Pro20 Cricketer of the Year.

It is a highly encouraging feature for CSA that a player so new to the franchise ranks as Rossouw has won such a major award.

Ingram was the big winner in the domestic category as he also won the South African Cricketers' Association (SACA) Most Valuable Player Award and was honoured by his peers as the Domestic Players' Player of the Year.

It has been a remarkable past 12 months for Amla who has scored four Test centuries including his first career double and also joined the distinguished ranks of those to score centuries in both innings of a Test match. In 9 Test matches during the period under review he made 923 runs at an average of 65.9.

He also established himself as one of South Africa's foremost limited overs batsmen, setting a national record when he scored more than 400 runs in the five-match series in the West Indies.

De Villiers had a magnificent limited-overs year, scoring four centuries, three of which came in successive innings against India and the West Indies to equal a world record.

Langeveldt was South Africa's standout bowler in the Pro20 format. He took 11 wickets in the ICC World Twenty20 in the West Indies at an average of less than 10 and with an economy rate of 6.50 - outstanding figures in this format of the game.

AWARD WINNERS:


OPERATIONS:-

CSA Coach of the Year: Russell Domingo
CSA Groundsman of the Year: Louis Kruger
CSA Scorers' Association of the Year: Gauteng
CSA Umpire of the Year: Marais Erasmus

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS:-

DOMESTIC

MTN40 Cricketer of the Year: Herschelle Gibbs
Standard Bank Pro20 Cricketer of the Year: Colin Ingram
SuperSport Series Cricketer of the Year: Rilee Rossouw
CSA Fair Play Award: Chevrolet Knights
MTN Domestic Newcomer of the Year: Pumelela Matshikwe
SA Cricketers' Association MVP Award: Colin Ingram
Domestic Players' Player of the Year: Colin Ingram

SA TEAM


MTN Newcomer of the Year: Ryan McLaren
Standard Bank International Pro20 Cricketer of the Year: Charl Langeveldt
Standard Bank One-Day International Cricketer of the Year: AB de Villiers
CSA Test Cricketer of the Year: Hashim Amla
KFC "So Good!" Award: Hashim Amla
CSA Fans' Cricketer of the Year: Hashim Amla
SA Players' Player of the Year: Hashim Amla
SA Cricketer of the Year: Hashim Amla

SAPA

Comments
  • cricket lover - 2010-07-20 21:42

    5 out of 6 is great...well done HASH!!

  • @Stanfing at Point - 2010-07-20 21:50

    Amla still is not going to be captain for a while yet. So bohoo sniff sniff. As I said before you can toyi toyi at CSA offices. But unlike you I support all the Protea players. So well done Amla and all the other winners

  • Johann - 2010-07-20 21:57

    And he deserves every single one of them! Well done Amla - you make SA proud! You are a rolemodel and a reat cricketer!

  • Selwyn - 2010-07-20 21:57

    Well done Hashim .... you fully deserve every award Future SA Captain!!

  • blou bul - 2010-07-20 22:00

    well done boet, you are a true SA CHAMP!

  • Fan - 2010-07-20 22:03

    Wel done boet,u deserve it,keep it up

  • Garath - 2010-07-20 22:19

    Well done Hashim

  • gossip gal - 2010-07-20 22:32

    Well done Amla..u deserve it all..

  • santosh - 2010-07-20 22:34

    HAS-BEEN CHARL LANGEVELDT BEING NAMED TOP PRO-20 PLAYER SHOWS JUST WHY WE LAGGING BEHIND IN THE FORMAT. HE SHOULD HAVE STAYED RETIRED. GIVE PARNELL, TSOTSOBE, MORNE AND DALE THE 4 PACE BIRTHS FOR THE WORLD CUP PLEASE. BIFF 4EVA

  • dbn - 2010-07-20 23:06

    well done

  • Majiet Gaffoor - 2010-07-20 23:46

    Hashim i salute you....you truly lead by example,and showed your fellow cricketers how to be a superb ambassador to your country...well done my bru...and keep it up...proudly SOUTH AFRICAN!!!

  • Johan - 2010-07-21 01:08

    I remember during India series when everyone just surrendered and capitulated, he was the only one who held things together and alone almost drew the second match.

  • Krieket mal - 2010-07-21 02:31

    Skitterend ou kerel. Jy verdien dit oor en oor. Now PLEASE make the man captain in stead of chewing gum muncher windgat illogic Graeme Smith, but keep Graeme as opener.

  • imran - 2010-07-21 06:10

    well done hashim .south africa be proud first indian in s.a side not their on colour but merit . many more awards to follow

  • Standing at Point - 2010-07-21 06:32

    @Stanfing at Point ffffink you were dwunk fwhen jew rowt to me. He deserves the next prize "Captain of South Africa". Why have a total non performer?

  • karenp - 2010-07-21 06:53

    Well deserved Hasim - I feel though that Jacques Kallis also deserves some kind of recognition - he had a brilliant season ...

  • cricket fan - 2010-07-21 06:53

    Well done Hashim!!!!

  • Amla fan - 2010-07-21 06:54

    Well done Amla but sad you may not be a captain. Take a tip from Graham Smith, don't perform and you will be on the top.

  • kosie - 2010-07-21 07:32

    a$$ole of year greame smith

  • Hannetjie - 2010-07-21 07:32

    A great achievement by such a modest anf loyal cricket player - well deserved!!!!!!

  • Steadfast - 2010-07-21 07:40

    Well deserved for excellent cricketer

  • Adrian - 2010-07-21 07:42

    Congrats & very well done Hashim, u totally deserved it. I would've given you the ODI award as well. Great to have an anchor like you in the team!!!

  • Alex - 2010-07-21 08:02

    Anyone knows if Mark Boucher got a special award for his 500 test dismissals? This record will not be broken in our lifetime. It would be a travesty if they didn't recognize this contribution to the game.

  • Sticky wicket - 2010-07-21 08:21

    With so many young and up and coming "stars" claiming awards, the future of SA cricket certainly looks bright...

  • Ib - 2010-07-21 08:23

    Well Done Hash...you deserve it all...

  • Thami Fraser - 2010-07-21 08:24

    Well done Hash. Your achievements are proof that given an equal chance our sportsman can perform at their best. Remember not so long ago when those who are dead against transformation labeled you, Challa Langeveldt and others quota players who were there only to make up the numbers? Well, you definately have made up the numbers on the cricket pitch, where it matters most.

  • guy - 2010-07-21 08:25

    how the f*** csa can conspire not to have rusty theron win an award says a lot. ingram was fantastic last season. but it was theron's bowling that did the actual winning for the warriors. that the oke went to the T20 world cup and didn't get a game broke my heart. this fella HAS to be in our world cup squad next year and he HAS to be given the primary role of death bowling. comfortably the best we have. well done hashim and colin. less so csa. knobs.

  • DC - 2010-07-21 08:29

    So why was Amla not given a chance at the pro-20 world cup. He is obviously the best player in the country, but yet we played the pro-20 world cup with the same old guard. The SA cricket mafia in other words. The same excuse was given for leaving Kallis out of the previous world cup.TOO SLOW, but a good player is always better than a player who is going to score 10 of 5 balls and get out. You rather have 60 of 50 balls.Its time for them to go. Namely, Boucher,Langeveld,Prince. Kallis & Smith should also start planing for retirement in 2 years time. They have seved us well in the past and have brilliant records in all formats besides world cups, so why are they still there? Are there no suitable youngsters who could take there place. That cant be because the England team is now full of former South Africans. And Keiswater could have been the perfect replacement for Boucher.

  • Birdman - 2010-07-21 08:38

    Well Done Mr Cool!!

  • Dollie - 2010-07-21 08:42

    Well deserved Amla. keep doing good work

  • Patriot - 2010-07-21 08:43

    Great stuff to all, Please people stop with this Hashim, captain Nonsense, let the man focus on his batting, besides he was not a good captain at the dolphins, and the minute the proteas loose a match, all of you will be calling for his head, you know how fickle you are. let him focus on his game, that were we need him, Let Smith be, he is still our most accomplished Captain and a great Batsmen, don’t let this WWF style 20/20 cricket cloud your judgement.

  • Zolani@selwyn - 2010-07-21 08:46

    Stop it Selwyn, You will be the first to want to kick him out if he is Captain. Let him focus on his Batting career he does not need the extra responsibility

  • Zolani @Thami Fraser - 2010-07-21 08:52

    Yes hashim is fantastic after 8 years in the Proteas academy, But Kevin Peterson has been World class for 8 years, and Hashim was transformed into Kevin Petersons place, I for one would have liked both in the squad

  • mo - 2010-07-21 08:53

    well done hashim !!!!

  • Hajeera - 2010-07-21 08:54

    Congratulations Hashim.. Well done you surely deserve it!!!

  • Noel - 2010-07-21 08:56

    great Hashim, you deserved it. Pity Smith never allowed you to go on to break his test record whne you were on 253 in India, but i guess that proves Smith is a lousy captain, puts himself before the his team mates and country. But it also proved you are a sportsman in the true sense of the word, you never hesitated, when ever your team requested something off you, and I must admit i now am one of your greatest fans. I also agree with the comment above, ie.it's time the old guard go now, especially smith as captain, i mean all these years and all those tournaments and nothing to show for it!!! Come on CSA,, stop your crap and bring in our new generation of stars, we definitely have the talent, do you guys have the foresight CSA???

  • Riaz - 2010-07-21 09:24

    Well Done Hash, u truely deserved the awards! You temprement, modesty and composure is truely magnificent! Jacques and Dale should have gotten a bit more recognition as well, as they too had a very successful season.

  • Craig - 2010-07-21 10:21

    Congrats Hashim! Such a humble gentleman of the game. One has to wonder why Colin Ingram and Rusty Theron haven't been given a proper chance at this level. I guess the current leaders are worried that this could put their places in the ODI squad in jeopardy.

  • Jenny Smith - 2010-07-21 10:47

    Best of luck and many more to come. You realy deserve all of this awards. Keep it up. Your parents must be very proud. Congrats.

  • MJK - 2010-07-21 10:55

    Well Done Hashim, You have transformed into a world beater because of your humble and modest character, you the person all youngsters should look up to if they aspire to become cricketers. You let your bat do the talking and you are never phased when u recieve sledges or comments from critics about you, they are probably eating humble pie now... You are SA's Sachin Tendulkar. Good luck for next season, Hopefully it will be you guiding SA To the World Cup Trophy for the first time......Thanks

  • GinaS - 2010-07-21 11:58

    CONGRATULATIONS Hashiem we are proud of your achievements, never doubted you place in national team, keep up the good playing.

  • @MJK - 2010-07-21 12:06

    Yawn, and please Tendulkar is to arrogant. Dont compare Amla with him

  • @Noel - 2010-07-21 13:12

    Oh please, if a person could sue someonre for lies I would be suing you. Get that chip off your shoulder and get your facts straight. The LAST series Amla didnt perform

  • Korangan - 2010-07-21 13:44

    @MJK.....Your cricketing knowledge is interesting. If you think Tendulkar is arrogant, then it is about time that you brush up your cricketing knowledge. We were priviledged to see & met Tendulkar when the Indian Team toured SA. Amazing cricketer and a wonderful person. I wish that our youngsters will learn from the likes of Tendulkars, Dravids, Kirstens, Richardsons, Donalds, etc (definitely not Nel). Congrats to Amla.

  • shereenv - 2010-07-21 14:09

    its a pleasure to know you hashim. well done u make sa proud

  • 4ver proteas - 2010-07-21 14:29

    Well done Amla!!! Smith should learn from you on how to be humble, for all of you who says Amla cant be captain lets get Kallis to step down as vice captain and Amla will get a chance to lead the side cos we all know how smith injures his finger and is out of action.

  • DC @dc - 2010-07-21 14:32

    Please save all the questions... rather say it this way, Congrats Hashim, you have done us proud .. and we wish you everything of the best and more to come in the future and you working your way into T20.. one thing is for certain CSA still needs to get off their a$ses and build more talent, Gibbs is now outdated boet, times up.... and Langeveld .. more young blood required.

  • kevin - 2010-07-21 14:37

    2 THINGS AMLA WILL NEVER DO : PLAY INTERNATIONAL PRO-20 AND BE S.A CAPTAIN. HE IS TOO SHY AND RESERVED. PLEASE DONT TAKE WASHED-UP LANGEVELDT TO NEXT YEARS WORLD CUP !

  • Anti - 2010-07-21 15:01

    Well done Hash. You're the man! Keep it up.

  • irfan adam - 2010-07-21 15:26

    well done Hash............ but i want you to perform against pakistan cricket team not west indies or newzealand or india...

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